China has attempted to create superteams in almost all eSports competitions, and while they managed to do so in some eSports, in others they have failed on more than one occasions. The latest attempt to do that came for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive eSport. For some time now, there has been a speculation circling that China will create a superteam and while they have managed to sign some amazing players, they still lacked one player who will complete the mission of the superteam. The most recent announcement from the Chinese giants, Flash Gaming, hinted that they have finally managed to do that.
In order to fill the empty, fifth seat, in the team, Flash Gaming turned abroad in their search. The new fifth player in Flash Gaming CS:GO team will be Andrew ‘Kaze’ Khong who is coming from Malaysia. The AWPer has been present in the eSports industry since 2010 when he competed in the Counter-Strike: Source and he later made a switch to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Before his move to Flash Gaming, Andrew ‘Kaze’ Khong was playing for the Malaysian CS:GO team called JYP.
Even though it seems that the initial plan for Flash Gaming was to create an all-Chinese team for CS:GO tournaments, due to the lack of good players, this organization had to look for some foreign player and they found it in Kaze. Previously Flash Gaming has signed some of the best Chinese CS:GO players in the world and those players include Yulun ‘fancy1’ Cai who was a member of TyLoo, Qifang ‘Karsa’ Su as well as YuanZhang ‘Attacker’ Sheng , both former TyLoo players. Besides these three players, the new Flash Gaming CS:GO team will be featuring former Vici Gaming player, Kunhua ‘LOVEYY’ Bai who already at that time made Flash Gaming the strongest CS:GO team in China. However, with the signing of Kaze, Flash Gaming will aim at much more than just being the best in China.
Team Members Still Living Through Controversy
When it comes to fancy1, Attacker, and Karsa, it needs to be said that they have not been playing for quite some time because of the controversy they lived through while still playing for TyLoo. Fancy1 and Attacker were suspended from playing competitive matches for TyLoo on the indefinite period. The reason why TyLoo did that was because they believed that these players have been negotiating with other organizations without receiving a permit from the team to do that.
Karsa was also a part of that controversy. However, while fancy1 and Attacker were suspended indefinitely, Karsa was totally fired from the team immediately. However, these three players were saying that they have not signed any contract with TyLoo and that allowed them to communicate with other teams. All three players were out of competitive gaming until Flash Gaming bought their contracts from TyLoo.
Now, Flash Gaming CS:GO eSports team has rounded up their lineup, and they will be competing in the Chinese CS:GO eSports competitions. However, it is expected that Flash Gaming will be entering the global CS:GO scene as well very soon. The fact is, Flash Gaming has managed to create a team that will perform well but the question is how these players will come together and play for the team.